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Whether it was planned or not, the Patriots got off to a slow start to free agency Tuesday, when desperate teams like the Redskins, Bills, Buccaneers and Rams doled out stole the headlines with high-profile courtships and over-the-top contracts. The thing is, this is how Patriots head coach Bill Belichick typically handles his business. The broad, cautious approach has always worked well for Belichick, who thrives once the market settles and the free agents' true value comes to the fore. It's never the sexiest approach, but as the NFL has seen time and again, that first wave of contracts typically...

Andre Carter, Deion Branch Among 17 Patriots to Hit Unrestricted Free Agency

Seventeen Patriots became unrestricted free agents at 4 p.m. Tuesday, when the NFL's new league year began. The Patriots had until that time to exclusively negotiate with their crop of free agents, but now they're open to sign anywhere else. The Patriots' list of free agents includes defensive end Mark Anderson, wide receiver Deion Branch, defensive end Andre Carter,...

Reports Indicate Slater to Stay a Patriot

According to several published reports this afternoon, the New England Patriots have signed WR Matthew Slater to a new contract.  Terms at this time are not available. Slater was the Patriots special teams captain and led the squad in tackles and earned his first Pro Bowl selection.  He also saw some time at wide receiver and is expected to compete for spot as New England...

Source: Tracy White Re-Signs With Patriots As They Continue to Solidify Special Teams

The Patriots have continued to load up on special teams in the opening 24 hours of free agency. Linebacker Tracy White re-signed with New England on Wednesday, according to a source. White has been an integral member of the Patriots' special teams units since 2010, and he was second on the Pats with 14 special teams tackles (11 solo) last season. Linebacker and special teamer...

Patriots’ Chad Ochocinco to Buy Dinner for 200 in New York

New England Patriots wide receiver and social media superstar Chad Ochocinco is at it again. Always dreaming of some new way to interact with his fans, Ochocinco wants to take out some of his social media fans for dinner in New York. Ochocinco, party of 200. “Just curious is anybody n NY available 4 dinner...Read the Rest...

"What if the market made the Patriots realize they have it pretty good with Welker, who they know..."

“What if the market made the Patriots realize they have it pretty good with Welker, who they...

Source: Brian Hoyer Will Explore Opportunities for Starting Quarterback Job As Restricted Free Agent

By extending a second-round tender to quarterback Brian Hoyer on Tuesday, the Patriots appeared to be giving him an honest opportunity to find a starting job somewhere else this offseason. As it turns out, Hoyer will take them up on that offer. Hoyer, a restricted free agent, will explore his opportunities to become a starting quarterback around the league, according to a source...

The Newest Patriot - Jonathan Fanene - DL (by...

The Newest Patriot - Jonathan Fanene - DL (by PatriotsRazorDotCom) Wow I sure do like the looks of this guy! Without Myron Pryor and Mike Wright last year the Pats lacked any real interior pass rush threat and it looks like Fanene will give them some of that presence back.

The New England Patriots and free agency: Linebacker

The Patriots have quietly collected a very solid linebacker corp led by Jerod Mayo. However, new kids on the block Brandon Spikes, Dane Fletcher and Rob Ninkovich have taken solid steps in revamping the once famous heart of the Belichick defense. What the Patriots lack is solid depth and that one dominating three down linebacker. The Patriots mix and match to play combinations and...
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